[Report] Webinar #4: How to Upscale Deep Renovations Using Financial Mechanisms

2014/12/12 | GlobalSouth-East AsiaSouth-East Asia

Presentations & video recording of webinar #4 "How to Upscale Deep Renovations Using Financial Mechanisms - Insight From Best Practice Jurisdictions on Incentives and Drivers", 10 December 2014, are available!

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The GBPN hosted a series of four webinars on “how to” implement a successful policy package that targets energy renovations for residential buildings based on the findings from the recently launched Policy Tool for Renovation. This tool allows a comparison and analysis of twelve best practice renovation policy packages for residential buildings in Europe and the United States, using fourteen criteria that define a “state of the art” policy package. 
The fourth and final webinar in the series addressed the critical question of how financing schemes can be developed to support and leverage the large investments needed to “go deep”? Two leading regions (the European Union, the United States) were invited to present their innovative methods of using finance as a way to upscale deep renovations. This webinar provided insights into the implementation of these measures and illustrated how they link with the overall policy framework. 
Watch here the video recording of the event and access the speakers's presentations. 




Panelists' presentations:

Opening & Introduction  Sophie Shnapp, Policy Analyst, Global Buildings Performance Network

Case Studies:

  • European Union: Adrien Bullier, Project Officer, Intelligent Energy Europe and Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Programmes, European Commission
  • United States: Robert Sahadi, Director, Energy Efficiency Finance Policy, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)

Webinar organised in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center

Webinar#1 Agenda & Video Report

Webinar#2 Agenda & Video Report

Webinar#3 Agenda & Video Report

Energy renovation policy has only recently come onto the political agenda and is an emerging field. The Policy Tool for Renovation compares and analyses twelve current best practice renovation policies for residential buildings from Europe and the United States, using fourteen criteria that define a “state of the art” policy package. The Tool shows where positive steps have been taken, where other jurisdictions can learn from these actions and where there is scope for further progress to help countries and region to reduce the consumption of their building stock.


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Building Energy Labels are a best-known information policy tool for providing information on the energy efficiency of buildings. [Source: IEA]

Deep Renovation or Deep Energy Renovation is a term for a building renovation that captures the full economic energy efficiency potential of improvements. This typically includes a focus on the building shell of existing buildings in order to achieve very high-energy performance. The renovated building consumes 75% less primary energy compared to the status of the existing building before the renovation. The energy consumption after renovation for heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water and lighting, is less than 60 kWh/m2/yr. (Definition often used in Europe) [Source: GBPN, 2012]

A process, programme or system to assess and identify a building's green performance and allow this information to be standardised, displayed and communicated to the real estate market. [Source: Institute for Market Transformation]

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A collection of policies and programmes that support the implementation of a common goal.